On this day in 1997: Kamov Ka-52 Alligator performs first flight

Flight reported at the time that the Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopter, built at the Arsenyev Progress production plant in Russia, which flew for the first time today in 1997, would be flown in battlefield reconnaissance, target identification, distribution and hand-off roles.

It is a two-seat variant of the Hokum equipped with the Phazotron FH-01 Arbalet (Crossbow) millimetre-wave radar.

Flight wrote: “Russia’s ministry of defence so far has not paid a rouble for the Ka-52 development programme, and there is as yet no production order for the twin-seater.”

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